Tag Archives: Ole Miss

What Do William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize and Farmland Have in Common? Auctions

April 22, 2013

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  By Debra Ferguson Last week, I blogged about a farmland auction in the Mississippi Delta. This week, I find myself writing about an auction of a different kind. There is still a connection to the land, just not in the way you might expect. In 1950, when Mississippi author William Faulkner received a call […]

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Rural Physicians Scholarship program gets new director

April 4, 2013

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The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program has a new executive director. Lena native Jennifer Wahnee Sherman has taken the reigns of the program, which was founded to relieve the state’s shortage of primary care physicians in rural areas by awarding state-funded scholarships to medical students committed to practicing back in their under-served hometowns. From the University […]

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Ajax Diner gets nod from Men’s Journal

April 3, 2013

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Ajax Diner in Oxford is one of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s favorite places to eat. So says a short post, at MensJournal.com. According to the magazine site, the two-time Super Bowl MVP ate there regularly while quarterbacking for the Ole Miss Rebels and still finds time in his professional career for “the down-home […]

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Ole Miss law professor killed in auto accident

January 23, 2013

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MENIFEE, Ark. — Officials say a University of Mississippi law professor was killed in a car crash on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened Tuesday morning on I-40 between Conway and Little Rock. A preliminary report says that 58-year-old Richard Barnes of Oxford crossed the median into oncoming traffic […]

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REILY: Ole Miss students chose so, so poorly

November 7, 2012

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As I am sure you have seen by now, a protest at Ole Miss against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. Of course the university issued statements denouncing […]

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MCDILL: Rowdy Rebels unhappy with Obama re-election

November 7, 2012

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While polls in the 2012 presidential election were closing across the country, things were a little rowdy at the University of Mississippi. Ole Miss students gathered in front of the student union chanting the “Hotty Toddy” fight song and according to the AP burning a Barack Obama campaign sign. The president was re-elected to a […]

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REILY: Thompson’s take on our ‘Ghosts’ an inspiring look back at a great group of men

November 1, 2012

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Wright Thompson makes the point, “What is the cost of knowing our past, and what is the cost of not?” As Mississippians, we probably don’t talk about the past enough. We want to sweep it under the rug and move on, but in the recently aired “Ghosts of Ole Miss,” ESPN’s “30 for 30” series […]

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Documentary focusing on Ole Miss integration to be screened Sept. 30

September 19, 2012

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OXFORD – On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to enroll in the University of Mississippi, amid controversy and violence. The yearlong celebration of that important event began September 2011 and goes through Oct, 1, 2012 for the official “Opening the Closed Society” program. The campus will remember this significant occasion […]

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James Meredith talks with MBJ

September 12, 2012

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In 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to be admitted to the University of Mississippi. His newest memoir, “A Mission from God” recalls the integration of the school and the violent reaction that followed. The book also reveals a man who believes he had and still has a divine calling to help transform […]

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Meredith family marks Ole Miss riot anniversary

September 4, 2012

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Jackson State University professor Judy Meredith reminded her Facebook friends Tuesday morning that September 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Mississippi riots and the subsequent acceptance of the school’s first African-American student. Meredith’s husband, James Meredith was that student. James Meredith integrated the all-white university in 1962 after facing an onslaught of […]

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